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'Garden Abstraction' opens at the Moraga Art Gallery
The Moraga Art Gallery's 2018 schedule of shows begins with paintings by Orinda artist Lisa Gunn. Entitled "Garden Abstraction," Gunn's work captures the light, the colors and the shifting shapes and shadows found in the course of a day in her lush backyard garden. ...Submitted by George Ehrenhaft

American Legion dedicates bench at Moraga Bocce Courts
American Legion Post 517 of Lafayette recently dedicated a new bench at the Moraga Commons Bocce Courts to honor two longtime Moraga residents who loved to play bocce and who loved American Legion.
Submitted by Michael Gilson

Fire extinguisher recall
More than 40 million disposable fire extinguishers in 137 models manufactured by Kidde have been recalled throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as several thousand in Mexico.
The ...
By Cathy Dausman

First Lamorinda boba tea opens in Moraga
Boba tea, also known as pearl milk tea, is an interesting concoction that, according to CNN Travel, originated in Liu Han-Chieh's Chun Shui Tang teahouse in Taichung, Taiwan in the 1980s. It has since spread to all the corners of the world, including the Bay Area for a ...By Sophie Braccini

EBMUD updated Watershed Master Plan available for public view
Each Lamorinda community presents a unique challenge to the East Bay Municipal Utility District as it manages the 29,000 acres of land and water under its jurisdiction. Many of those challenges are outlined in the EBMUD 2017 Watershed Master Plan, released for public ...By Nick Marnell

A day for West Commons
What do you do for a park that needs extra care in a town that has barely enough maintenance staff to do the everyday upkeep? If you're the town of Moraga, you call on volunteers.
The ...
By Sophie Braccini

Interim town manager brings a wealth of experience to Moraga
There must be something left of his adventurous Swedish ancestors in Jim Holgersson's blood to explain the many adventures he lived as manager of cities in many states. From Texas to Michigan, from Illinois to California, Holgersson has lived the highs and the lows, ...By Sophie Braccini

Moraga Police Blotter
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Rheem Theatre closes its doors: Will the phoenix rise up again?
The Rheem Theatre's lights went out for good on Sunday, Jan. 7. A fairly large number of residents came to the last evening and expressed their sorrow at seeing the only Moraga entertainment venue closed. Questions about whether the Moraga Community Foundation might be ...By Sophie Braccini

Campo Leo Club donates to Moraga Education Foundation
Campolindo Leo Club President Brigitte Marinier presented a check for $500 payable to the Moraga Education Foundation to Campolindo High School principal John Walker on Nov. 17. This is the 12th year that the Leo Club has made a substantial donation to MEF. The ...Submitted by Robert Murtagh

"A Strong Will" becomes Moraga family's mantra
The lives of Moraga residents Kathy and John Walton changed forever on March 2 when their 2-year-old middle child, Will, was diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer called Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis. The disease affects 1 in 200,000 children.
By Kara Navolio

The challenges of planning Moraga: Ellen Clark's last interview
Ellen Clark worked in Moraga for five years, ...By Sophie Braccini

How much will Moragans pay for storm drain repair?
Two and a half years ago Moraga adopted an ...By Sophie Braccini

David Trotter is Moraga's new mayor
Becoming the new mayor is neither a surprise nor a first for Moraga Council Member Dave Trotter; not counting his 7-minute mayorship last year - which abruptly ended when Trotter was incapacitated for weeks after a fall in the town office's stairwell - this is the ...By Sophie Braccini

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